OUR CORE VALUES

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The following are the core values of Watershed Community based on the foundational truths taught in the bible.  All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

Whatever you value + business of live = frustration you experience.

1.To constantly grow in the knowledge of the Lord and practice, spiritual disciplines: prayer, word, and fasting.

Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!
Philippians 3:8-11 NLT


2.To live a life of purity and holiness unto God, in every day of our life.

We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them. We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life.
1 John 5:18-20 NLT


3.To build our family based on Christian values, with selfless heart, in love and care for one another.

Our family should be a place of love and support. In Ephesians 5:25, husbands are commanded to love their wives "as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her." In 1 Peter 3:7, wives are commanded to "submit to your husbands as to the Lord." This verse shows that wives should respect and love their husbands.

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Proverbs 22:6 NIV

Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 Timothy 5:8 NIV

Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.
Colossians 3:20-21 NLT


4.To honor Christ and his Church with integrity, without it nothing else matters, because everything else will eventually crumble.

The blameless will be rescued from harm, but the crooked will be suddenly destroyed.
Proverbs 28:18 NLT

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:8-9 NLT


5.To exercise our faith by speaking life in every situation.

The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.
Proverbs 18:21 NLT


6.With every opportunity to share our personal testimony with others, of what Christ has done in our life. 

And they overcame him (the devil) because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death.
Revelation 12:11 ASV

(In this way the world will know the truth about Christ) (life church - short of sin!)


7.To serve God faithfully, with excellence, and be devoted to good works. Stop giving God your crumbs, and the left overs.

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites.
Colossians 3:23-25 NLT

This is a trustworthy saying, and I want you to insist on these teachings so that all who trust in God will devote themselves to doing good. These teachings are good and beneficial for everyone.
Titus 3:8NLT

8.To live in unity, and not forsake the assembly of gathering together so we can finish what God has started in our lives.

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
Hebrews 10:25 NLT

(Jesus prayer)
I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.
John 17:20-21 NLT

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Philippians 1:6 NLT

9. To find your place in Church, serve God and his people with your gifts and talents.

Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.
1 Peter 4:11 NLT

A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.
1 Corinthians 12:7 NLT


10.To honor and love, one another, and to grow in the  character of Jesus Christ.

So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.
John 13:34-35 NLT

Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.
Romans 12:10 NLT

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